James Austin

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Google's next version of Android 'L' release has a new look, deeper ties to the web

KitKat may have only found its way onto roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won't stop Google from looking to the future. The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the "L" release right now. As previous leaks have indicated, this will be the most …

Sure, We'll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To?

Matt Herper’s tour de force article in the latest <i>Forbes</i> magazine suggests that companies and researchers are – perhaps – turning the tables on cancer using novel immunotherapies that are producing nearly unheard of outcomes even in late stage disease. The trillion dollar question: Can we afford to …

Google's New Car Lacks A Steering Wheel (And Brakes)

Google gave us an update on its driverless car project Tuesday, posting video and images of people trying out its self-driving car. The tech company built three prototypes from scratch, creating compact cars that look like they're on an extreme no-options diet. For now, their top speed is 25 …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

Scientists Invent a Laser That Fires Electrical Charge, Not Light

Researchers at the University of Michigan have just stumbled upon the most important development in laser research since the invention of the …

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Human In Robotic Exoskeleton To Kick Off The World Cup

The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.<p>The most significant moment of the 2014 World Cup may take place not in the tournament's final match, but in its earliest minutes. If all goes according to plan, at the opening ceremony in Sao Paolo tomorrow, …

Robotics

Two giant planets may cruise unseen beyond Pluto

The monsters are multiplying. Just months after astronomers announced hints of a giant “Planet X” lurking beyond Pluto, a team in Spain says there …

Astronomy

New technique could heal teeth painlessly, avoid cavities

Instead of having to drill and fill cavities, dentists could head them off at the pass with a new technique that accelerates a tooth's natural healing, King's College London announced this week.<p>The technique, called electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization, is being developed by …

Why Anesthesia Is One of the Greatest Medical Mysteries of Our Time

Anesthesia was a major medical breakthrough, allowing us to lose consciousness during surgery and other painful procedures. Trouble is, we're not …

Obama attacks Republicans for appeasing climate deniers

Barack Obama has turned up the political heat on climate deniers, making fun of Republicans in Congress for catering to “a bunch of fringe elements”.<p>In a speech to environmental activists in Washington, Obama suggested Republicans were playing dumb on climate change to avoid a backlash from …

Conn. student: Conservative websites blocked by school

High school student in Woodbury, Ct., notices websites blocked that are popular among Republicans and conservatives. School district officials say they will unblock appropriate ones.<p>A Connecticut student graduated Saturday wondering why his high school's computer firewall blocked access to websites …

U.S. To Open Another Shelter For Immigrant Children, This Time In Tucson

A member of Tucson's city council said the shelter would start operating as early as Thursday.<p>To keep up with the surging numbers of unaccompanied migrant children flooding across the border, yet another shelter could open in Tucson, Ariz., as early as this Thursday, a city council member has …